Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Current News

Christian Blome from Altenoythe, Germany Wins First Annual US Schützenfest

The first annual US Schützenfest was won… strangely… by a German from Altenoythe, Germany.

The first annual US Schützenfest was won... strangely... by a German from Altenoythe, Germany.

02/10/2012 // Seattle, WA, USA // BrianCarter // Brian Carter

The first annual US Schützenfest was held January 27th, 2012 in Seattle Washington. The contest and festival were open to international and domestic sharp-shooters, as well as celebratory on-lookers and party goers. The 2012 contest featured .22 caliber handguns, a break from the traditional rifle shooting featured in Germany. This one-time weapons change was intended to level the playing field.

The first annual US Schützenfest was modeled after the Schützenfest festival held in the north German town of Altenoythe. Strangely, the first ever winner of US Schützenfest was Christian Blome from Altenoythe, Germany. Christian took the first place (gold) medal after a tie in the first round forced a sudden death playoff between Christian, and local favorite Stephen Tainter. Stephen Tainter (USA) won the Silver, Dave Caple (USA) took Bronze, Brian Hodges (USA) took fourth, and Charles “Chas” Schmidt (USA) took fifth. Tournament favorite Ashot Geodakov (Russia) finished sixth, despite being heavily favored to win. First round scores for the top 5 were: Christian Blome, 48. Stephen Tainter, 48. Dave Caple, 47. Brian Hodges 46. Charles Schmidt, 45. The scores in the “sudden death” second round were: Christian Blome, 46, Stephen Tainter, 45.

There were multiple countries represented from North America, Europe, and Eastern Europe. Keeping with the traditions of German Schützenfest, Christian was crowned the “King of Schützenfest”, and his girlfriend was crowned the “Queen of Schützenfest”. The celebration & festival featured German Beers, Liquors, and a variety of German foods. There was also German music, and dancing throughout the festival.

The second annual US Schützenfest will take place January 26th in Seattle Washington, and will feature stock .22 caliber rifles.

Social Media Tags:Schützenfest, US Schützenfest, Germany, Seattle, Shooting, Sports, Contests

Newsroom powered by Online Press Release Distribution – SubmitMyPressRelease.com



You May Also Like

Health News

The cosmetic and facial plastic surgery practice is hosting a grand opening celebration and ribbon cutting for its new Chattanooga state-of-the-art location.

Current News

“NEXT by TRT World Forum” Brought Together Globally Known Young Professionals

Current News

J & D Oriental Rug Co. sells antique and vintage carpets and rugs sourced from different regions with an inventory of over 6000 unique...

Top Stories

The Colombian Army has shared unprecedented images of the iconic San Jose Galleon shipwreck, which has been hidden underwater for three centuries and is...